Religious Education is distinctly separate from worship, and is valued highly within our curriculum. At St Paul’s (Slade Green) Church of England Primary School, we follow the agreed RE syllabus for the Diocese of Rochester. This is based on the ‘Understanding Christianity’ resource which encourages deep exploration of the Christian faith and other major world religions. Through the use of key questions, children are encouraged to engage critically with texts, consider the impact of theological concepts on modern day life, and draw connections between Christianity and other religions. Children are encouraged to develop their own thinking in relation to their understanding of Christianity and other religions.
For more details, please see the RE Curriculum Overview and RE Policy below, or visit the 'Understanding Christianity' website: http://www.understandingchristianity.org.uk/
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education lessons, however, it is hoped that by choosing a Church of England school for their child, parents accept that their child will take part in Religious Education lessons. Parents who do wish to withdraw their child should make an appointment to meet with the School Principal.